When to go
The best months to visit Peru are from April to November, although temperatures at night can be very cold at higher altitudes. The rainy season is between January and March.
Lima’s climate is dry, though grey, throughout the year.
The Amazon remains hot and humid year-round.
There are no direct flights from the UK to Peru. You will fly via a European airport or the US. The quickest flight time is between 16-17 hours. Lima is the main arrival point.
GMT -5 hours
British passport holders do not require a visa to enter Peru. However if you are travelling via the US, it will be necessary to obtain the ESTA.
There are no compulsory vaccinations required to enter Peru.
However precautions against malaria and yellow fever are suggested if you are travelling to the Amazon. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website
for details of recommended vaccinations for your destination.